It is related that one day they came upon Majnun sifting the dust, and his tears flowing down. They said, "What doest thou?" He said, "I seek for Layli." They cried, "Alas for thee! Layli is of pure spirit, and thou seekest her in the dust!" He said, "I seek her everywhere; haply somewhere I shall find her."
(Baha'u'llah, The Seven Valleys, p. 6)

Who is Layli and why do we seek her?

What is a Seeking Layli Event?

Saturday, 16 April 2011

The mists dispelled - the veils torn away

Assist them to dispel the mists of idle fancy, and to tear away the veils of vain imaginings and hopes. Thou art, verily, the All-Possessing, the Most High. No God is there but Thee, the Almighty, the Gracious.

Hopefully some of us did manage to make some progress in getting rid of idle fancies and vain imagining - or is that hope itself an idle fancy? 
But certainly after several recent attempts on Mount Barrow which were thwarted or blinded by rain and mist it was a relief to reach the tops and actually see a view.

Though the distance did seem a little hazy on the mountain itself the sun shone:
 As you can see from the above we wandered individually or in groups as we felt like: and found and photographed what interested us.  There were still a few flowers around and more than a few berries.

But we did all come together at the car park for, at the start of the day, a picnic and, at the end, some prayers.

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